I would never stoop to posting short fluff. I believe in keeping my fluff at least medium-long; since, the longer your fluff, the more people are fooled into thinking you actually know what you're talking about.
Post by Northern Exploration on Feb 14, 2007 7:32:15 GMT -8
Fluffing is easy. Fluff masking if a fine art as you Hornby have obviously mastered. Are you a politician btw? If you aren't maybe you could run and be ferry critic if in opposition or a new cabinet post of minister of ferries. If you comment on fluff - does that make you a fluffer? Never mind the fumes from the snowblower this morning must have affected my mind and that may lead the thread is an entirely different direction.
pnw traveler- "Fluffing is easy." I'm really glad I know what kind of 'fluffing' we're talking about here. Hollywood drew our attention to another type, which I will not allude to here, this being a family forum with lots of tender young sensibilities.
cascade- Thank you for your offer of a 'free gift'. Free gifts are so much nicer than the kind of gifts you have to pay for. I would indeed enjoy that magazine, although, given your, ummm, slightly dodgy record of producing promised documents, perhaps I shouldn't put all my other reading material aside in anticipation. But, hey, it's the 'though' that counts.
Post by Low Light Mike on Feb 16, 2007 17:48:29 GMT -8
First, about the fluffers. Yeah, I was thinking on the same lines as Hornbyguy. I suspect some industry workers will be replaced by purple pills.....but I digress. Another case of the workforce being shrunk by technology (was that a poor choice of words?)
re the short posts that PoliticalRebel alluded to: true, but that's how it is. It's not that like there's a cash reward waiting for whoever reaches 4,000 first. Each poster has his/her own style, and that adds to the diversity of this place.
In any case, the upcoming 4,000 crowd has been around for a while, and it's nice to see them cracking that barrier.
No comment on individuals or their posts, because, as Flugel Horn says, people have different ways of expressing themselves.
But lets extend this internet forum post count thing into the real world. Every time you say "Pass the salt", or, "How 'bout them Canucks?", or, "What does string theory say about multiple universes?", you're credited with... having said something. People keep track of their statements and note when they reach a total with a certain number of zeros in it. Kind of an odd idea, don't you think?
No criticism of anyone, here- just wondering why we bother keeping count.
Well I am coming up on 500 posts which will mean a promotion, I believe. That is about 1.374 posts per day since I joined last April.
For even more interesting stats can anyone calculate the highest posting member based on posts per day since joining. And while we are at it - what about providing a list of members by average number of words per post, or fewest punctuation marks per post? That would be fun.
re PR Northern Teen's comment that "....other forums' members do the same thing".
Are you referring to posting short-posts, or are you referring to the quest for "bragging rights"?
In my observant opinion, none of the large-quantity posters on this forum seem to be seeking "bragging rights". They just seem to enjoy making short posts....simple as that.
And if they were seeking "bragging rights", what difference would that make to any of us?
What I meant was all over the internet discussion forum members post messages less then 10 words in other words they go through the express till at the word bank. Who knows though some could be seeking Bragging Rights.
Post by Low Light Mike on Feb 19, 2007 22:58:50 GMT -8
For the occasion of PR-Northern-Teen-16's 4,000th post, I conducted an interview with him, recently.
His responses to my hard-hitting questions are in bold-italics. ======================
Curtis, 4,000 posts is unchartered territory for this forum. Are you happy to reach it first? Indeed I am happy to reach it first. It's been interesting seeing how much this forum has evolved since I started posting. I'll gladly go where no member has gone before.
When did you join the forum as a member? It was September 18th, 2004 about 2 1/2 years ago. I had been reading this forum for quite some time and soon decided to become a member
How long did you post as a guest, before you joined-up? To tell you the truth, I never did post as a guest before signing up. I didn't realize you could.
How did you originally find out about the forum? In Summer 2004 I was searching on google for some pictures of the Powell River Queen since I had been on her the previous May, and I found John's Ferry Terminal Site, After searching around it for a short while I found the link to the Forum.
What have your various forum user-names been? In the Beginning I had many different choices for names such as Burnaby 16 or Capilano 16, I ended up signing up about 5 times before I found out it worked. in the end PR Queen Kid 16 became the username, When I created a website I changed the name to PR Ferries Teen 16 to reflect the site. The "PR" and the "16" stayed in their rightful places. Of course the PR Ferries Site lasted until I found out photo space was limited, but the name remained the same. More recently with the Super C Class being named, "Coastal" started going into many member's names the "Ferries" in PR Ferries Teen 16 switched to "Coastal". Then to today with the naming of the Northern Vessels PR Coastal Teen 16 changed to PR Northern Teen 16 as it's seen today. Around my sign-up anniversary it changes back to PR Queen Kid 16.
What was the first ferry that you can remember riding? The First ferry I ever rode was probably the Queen of Chilliwack shortly after replacing the Queen of Capilano on the Saltery Bay-Earls Cove Route. In my memory the first ferry I can remember riding either the Queen of Chilliwack or Queen of Tsawwassen followed by the Queen of Surrey.
What is your favourite ferry, and why? There are many Ferries I can consider my Favorite. But it comes down to 2 in the End. Queen of Surrey: Always like riding her. Largest Ferry I get aboard often. Best Amenities of the other Ships I ride often. Very nice interior. Queen of Chilliwack:First Ferry Ever Rode. Interesting Ship. First Ship I got a full tour of.
What's your favourite part of a ferry trip? Probably the best part is getting aboard the Ferry, particularly one I haven't been on. But every part of the voyage is quite enjoyable...Except getting off the ship.
What's your favourite place to be on a ferry? Walking around the ferry to every place is always the favorite, but Personally it would be the cafeteria since it combines both riding on a ferry and eating.
What have some of your favourite topics been on this forum? Well there was "Queen of Alberni, What to do About It?" Which set some records for a single topic going past the 10 page mark. In particular I like it when somebody posts a picture or information of something we haven't seen before. be it an update In the Northern Adventure's Refit, or pictures of the Kuper's Interior. Besides that there's always the randomness of Flugel Horn.
Has this forum-experience changed you in any ways (good or bad)? Well, the experience has been pretty good meeting some new people who share my liking of BC Ferries and finding many new things out and seeing many new photos of Ferries. Some downsides have been there like when that Worm got into our computer via MSN, or when the Queen of the North Sank. But overall quite a good experience.
What time of day do you usually access the forum? Why? Often I log in in the early morning after 8:00 AM. before going to school to find out what I missed the previous night, after school I'm online at any random time.
What would you say is your "signature saying" on forum posts (ie. the phrase of words that you say most frequently)? Well I don't really have one Unless you count the Phrase "My Life on the Coast With so Many Posts" in my sig pic. But in cases of post I do alot probably the Complimenting Phrases such has "Happy Birthday_______Enjoy Your Day" or "Very Nice Pictures_______"
Of your 4,000 posts, how many would you guess involve that "signature saying" of yours? Often these phrases appear in the Photos section or in the Birthdays topic. I'm getting less and less creative every time.
What types of things have you learned from participating in the forum? Well there was the first evening I was a member that I found out the Cumberland's platform ramps were supported by hydraulic jacks. Since then I've learned about interesting events on Ferries, the fate of retired ships and where they are now, What's happening to ships in the current fleet, and much more.
How would you compare "Curtis the real life guy" to "PR Northern Teen 16"? Well comparing myself to my forum self, I'd say the real me is alot more strange since I'm just typing on a computer and not speaking on a webcam or stuff like that. Besides that I can also be quite shy.
What does the "16" in your username stand for? Is it for a hockey player??? If it was for a hockey player look no farther then Trevor Linden of the Vancouver Canucks. But really it's the day in the month I was born, June 16th
Any other comments? May You Sail Freely and Happy!
Curtis, congratulations on this mark, which represents a long time of regular participation on this forum.